Tag: ESTRONS

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

Mundo – Dear Bono: “Girly Rock” is not a pejorative

The music scene has become “girly” in Bono’s opinion. The U2 frontman bemoans the lack of “rage” in rock in this month’s Rolling Stone cover story: “I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good. When I was […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.38

Weekend Showcase 3.38

October has arrived, and the calendar change means cooler temperatures and darker music. The Weekend Showcase 3.38 edition reflects the new season, as there are several pulsating and brooding numbers. The mega-playlist features 55 songs from artists representing 14 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. […]

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The Matinee September 28th

The Matinee September 28th

Rock. That’s pretty much what you will find on The Matinee September 28th edition. There’s no electro- or synth-pop, no indietronica, and not even indie-pop. Every single song today is guitar-driven. Seven of the songs are outright rockers and only two could be considered “pop-rock”. There’s also a huge European flavor, particularly from the UK, on the mini-playlist because, let’s […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.20

Weekend Showcase 3.20

Suddenly, May is coming to an end, and summer will officially present itself in a few short weeks. Heck, it’s already started with long weekends upon us. People are making their way to the beach, opening up their cottages, and firing up the barbecues. Whether you’re chillaxing away from home, out on the patio, or need to cozy up around […]

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The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th

The Matinee May 26th kicks off the long weekend with nine amazing new music singles. Most of these songs will get you up (and possibly off) your feet, but there are a couple of songs that will have you contemplating your existence. Black Sonic Revolver – “So Many Ways” (Manchester, England) RIYL: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Bass Drum of Death, Night […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47 edition is the third to last of the year, as we begin to prepare for the year-end lists and the holidays. Today’s mega-playlist, though, is fantastic. At times, it reaches an anthemic euphoria akin to a live show. On other occasions, it is blissful and mesmerizing. Fifty-three songs occupy the WS 2.47. They come from 12 countries, […]

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The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st features 10 songs by artists in seven countries. It’s a more energetic mini-playlist to help you power through the work day and the holiday crowds. For those in the northern hemisphere, the songs will add some heat to the cold, wintry nights. For those in the southern hemisphere, the playlist will add some sizzle to the […]

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Saturday Sampler October 15th

Saturday Sampler October 15th

The Saturday Sampler October 15th edition offers a fabulous menu of 10 new music singles. While several countries are represented spanning different genres, there is a common theme to what we’re serving. Each song is highly perceptive, examining how judgmental the world has become and urging us live our lives to the fullest. Like all great meals, the Sampler begins with an […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.17

Weekend Showcase 2.17

In case you missed what happened over the past week, the Weekend Showcase 2.17 edition has you covered. Five premieres, five albums, and 42 other singles were featured this week. And as is our tendency, the artists and bands came from around the globe, specifically Australia, Beirut, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and […]

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The Matinee May 3rd

The Matinee May 3rd

Hollie set the tone with yesterday’s Melodic Tonic, sharing songs with an edge. The Matinee May 3rd edition follows Hollie’s lead, offering a few songs that also are gritty. There are, of course, a few songs that are more of the relaxing, laid-back variety to help recover from the more blistering numbers.   Estrons – “Drop” (Cardiff, Wales) Late in […]

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Weekend Showcase October 17th Edition

Weekend Showcase October 17th Edition

Weekend Showcase October 17th Edition is an upbeat, boisterous playlist. Well, it doesn’t quite start off like that, but it does commence with a song that will make you go “wow”. And after you each of the 29 singles, you might find yourself uttering the expression time and time again. Countries represented include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Sweden, […]

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The Matinee October 15

The Matinee October 15

The Matinee October 15 edition takes off a special seven-song mini-playlist. There’s more of a mix, although some songs lean towards the heavier, harder side. Let’s get started with a personal favorite.     The Besnard Lakes – “Golden Lion” (Montreal, Canada) One of Montreal’s long-time secrets, The Besnard Lakes have for a dozen years taken ’70s rock and spun […]

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